The solution I wanted to post about requires a picture for full effect, but my camera is out of batteries and I have to also figure out how to blur names in the photo before posting it. Thankfully (or not), my fridge gave me something to post about instead!
I was getting ice today and noticed that it was different, almost melting. I also noticed some ice on the outside of some of our frozen products and thought maybe someone left the freezer open. No biggie. Well, when Superman got home from work tonight and was fixing a drink, he noticed the ice was MELTING and things were defrosting. CRAP!!! The fridge was an old one that his parents gave us, but it wasn’t OLD. It was the newest of the three we have around this house (my grandmother’s old one, that kind of quit working after we moved in- which was probably because it was used to cooling food for one person instead of an entire baseball team!; the old one we had when we lived in Statesboro 12 years ago, which was old when it was given to us; and the one from Superman’s parents). So we check the fridge part to see what was going on, and it felt warm. Nothing was running, but the lights were still working (this freezer has a light, which I love!), so we didn’t know what was going on. A bad compressor, maybe? We’re not real smart when it comes to this stuff. So we call SM’s dad, and he tells us that it must have been the compressor that went out, which probably can’t be replaced because they seal the back of fridges nowadays. Um, thanks, I really want to buy a new appliance when a small part fails. Now, this wasn’t the end of the world because we do have back ups, but we had big plans for purging, cleaning, and organizing this weekend, and shifting fridges was going to put a kink in that. So we moved the food and tried unplugging the fridge and plugging it back in.
In the meantime, we noticed that the little buttons to adjust the range of coolness had been moved. On a range of nine, with nine being the coolest, one was on zero (the freezer, I’m guessing), and the other was on five. Uh yeah, problem fixed. Thanks to an unknown set of curious hands, we had a little extra stress for a few moments…because, of course, we don’t have enough of that already. 🙂